The Vice-President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
is a senior official within the Egyptiangovernment
History of the office
Under the 1971 Constitution
According to article 139 of the 1971 Constitution
, the President "may appoint one or more Vice-Presidents define their jurisdiction and relieve them of their posts. The rules relating to the calling to account of the President of the Republic shall be applicable to the Vice-Presidents." The Constitution gave broad authority to the President to determine the number of Vice-Presidents, as well as their appointment, dismissal and duties of office.
After the 2011 amendments, the president should appointed a vice president 60 days after his inauguration.
Under the 2012 Constitution
With the adoption of the 2012 Constitution on 26 December 2012, the office of Vice-President was abolished. Mahmoud Mekki
was the last person to hold the office before the adoption of the 2012 Constitution, having resigned on 22 December 2012.
After the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi
in the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état
, the position of the Vice-President was briefly restored (with extra-constitutional basic) by Acting President Adly Mansour
, who appointed Mohamed ElBaradei
to the post of Acting Vice-President on 7 July 2013.
He was sworn in on 14 July.
On 14 August 2013, following a violent crackdown
by security forces on supporters of deposed President Morsi, in which more than 800 people were killed,
ElBaradei resigned as Acting Vice President.
Under the 2014 Constitution
List of officeholders
- ^ Nasser institutes Collective Leadership, Davar, 1962 (in Hebrew)
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- ^ "Egyptian interim president nominates two for leadership posts". Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- ^ "Egypt's Salafist party rejects choices for premier, vice-president". Al Arabiya. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- ^ Aya Batrawy, "Egypt's defense minister defends ousting president", Associated Press, 14 July 2013.
- ^ "Egyptian security forces storm protesters' camps". The Washington Post. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- ^ "Egypt's VP Mohamed ElBaradei resigns in protest against crackdown". Los Angeles Times. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
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